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The Makeover…It’s Personal – Moving Forward 1 (Roof and Programme)

The weather in the Philippines was very unpredictable and it was crucial to complete the roof once and for all.   I was on Christmas holiday when we started working on it.  Some change in plan was consider like including covering the slab above the garage to provide a den, an extra room for guest, a TV room or study room as our previous one will be used as bedroom for one of the boys.   I left the country without finishing the work.  Eventually, a roof over my family’s head were screwed and riveted in place.

Since my family lived in here during the whole duration of construction, the architect came up with programme, doing the whole house in four (4) phases.  He prepared plan for each phase starting with the master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite bath (Ph1 – The Masters); the laundry, service kitchen, maid’s quarter with T&B, formal kitchen, dining and common T&B for the kids (Ph2 – The Service Area); the living room and the courtyard/airwell (Ph3 – The Front Room) and the kid’s rooms and the den (Ph4 – For the kids).  We did not include works in the facade (The Envelope) and the apartment at the back (For Rent – Back of the House).

(To be continued…)


MID CENTURY MODERN ~ DE STIJL STYLE GEOMETRIC METAL WALL SCULPTURE

Modernistic metal wall sculpture with bold eye appeal.   A mid century De Stijl styled piece that features a dimensional abstract geometric design that is very well balanced between the metal material and negative space, creating great shadow effects with direct lighting.

Dynamic linear visual art for the wall that provides the creation of effects through the use of pattern and line.  Black; metal construction with a modern simplistic cutting edge form and design.  Generously sized; sculpture measures just a tad under three feet by two feet with dimensions of 35.5 inches x 23.5 inches.  May be displayed vertically or horizontally as shown.  A wonderful Modernistic focal point for any room or setting.

Design is reminiscent of the De Stijl or neoplasticism art movement and works by Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondriaan.  De Stijl was posited on the fundamental principle of the geometry of the straight line, the square, and the rectangle, combined with a strong asymmetricality, the predominant use of pure primary color, and the relationship between positive and negative elements in an arrangement of non-objective forms and lines.  (Green, 2010)

  

Green, J. (2010, August 19). Mid century modern ~ de stijl style geometric metal wall sculpture [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://sweetcottagecharm.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/mid-century-modern-de-stijl-style-geometric-metal-wall-sculpture/